Acoustic emission is a specialized non-destructive evaluation technique in which stress waves released by materials under load (e.g. service or proof loads) are analyzed to gain insight into material-structural phenomena such as cracking, fiber breakage, stick-slip behavior, and anomalous audible noises.
Clients engage CTLGroup to diagnose and solve issues with in-service movable structures (e.g. drawbridges), heavy machinery, and industrial process equipment. In addition, CTLGroup can include AE to help evaluate innovative materials, such as application-specific concrete blends.
CTLGroup experts also provide training in AE theory and practice for organizations wishing to develop their own in-house AE monitoring programs.